10 avril 2021

Sotheby's presents the highest-estimated sale series ever staged in Asia

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s today unveiled the full offering of its 2021 Hong Kong Spring Sale Series to be held from 16 to 23 April, presenting categories ranging from fine art, including Chinese works of art and paintings, modern and contemporary art, through to the luxury market with jewellery, watches, wines and spirits. The week-long sale series encompasses outstanding works from times both ancient and modern, unified by the pursuit of the highest levels of creativity and craftsmanship by artists and brands alike. Featuring... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 905. A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in dhyanasana on a raised lotus throne set on a stepped octagonal pedestal, holding a flaming pearl in the right hand, with a separately cast, openwork mandorla, possibly associated. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago,... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 39. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 11.5 cm, 4 ½ in. Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 HKD HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast standing in tribhanga and portrayed with the left elbow bent and holding a long willow stem in his left hand and a vase of amrita in the right, adorned with a headdress containing an image of Amitabha and elaborate jewllery, stand. Provenance: Christian Deydier Oriental Bronzes Ltd, London, 26th... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576

  Lot 6033. A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576; 14.2 cm, 5½ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Susan Chen, Hong Kong. Note: The inscription on this rare finely cast votive figure can be paraphrased to indicate that on the eighth day of the fourth month of the seventh year of Wuping, a figure of Avalokiteshvara was commissioned to commemorate the death of... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2020

A very rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of multi-armed Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3198. A very rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of multi-armed Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - $ 30,000. Price realised $37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The tantric bodhisattva is seated in padmasana with the primary hands held in a tantric mudra and the others outstretched. He is dressed in flowing robes and adorned with jewelry and sashes. The face is downcast with heavy-lidded eyes and... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2020

A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century

Lot 5121. A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century; 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 75,000 HKD (8,874 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender bodhisattva finely carved standing in an elegant posture in tribhanga atop a double-lotus pedestal, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand lowered each holding the stem of the lotus blossoming at his shoulder, adorned with long flowing... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2020

A dated lacquered bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, dated 2nd year of Zhengtong, corresponding to 1437, and of the

Lot 2051. A dated lacquered bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, dated 2nd year of Zhengtong, corresponding to 1437, and of the period; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bodhisattva is depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, with hands held in dhyana mudra, wearing a tassel-hung beaded necklace and layered robes with incised floral scrolls at the hems.... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sui dynasty (AD 589-618)

Lot 2048. A  gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sui dynasty (AD 589-618); 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The figure is shown standing in a slightly sway-backed posture on a hollow double-lotus base raised on an octagonal plinth with two pendent pierced tabs at the bottom, holding a willow branch in the right hand and in the left hand the end of a long ribbon that hangs from the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A superbly cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3048. A superbly cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 66 cm., 26 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,020,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's finely cast seated with legs crossed and soles of the feet facing upwards in dhyanasana, with hands joined in uttarabodhimudra, wearing a long flowing robe with delicately incised hems falling in folds onto the base, the finely cast features of the face depicting a calm expression... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2019

A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th-18th century

Lot 857. A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th-18th century. Figure 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high; base 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 387,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bodhisattva is shown seated with the principal pair of hands are clasped at the chest in anjali mudra, and twelve further pairs of hands, which once held various attributes, arrayed around the body. The principal head is flanked... [Lire la suite]